Volunteers observe whales during second ocean count event

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People watch for whales during a count day Feb. 23 at Mokuleia on the North Shore of Oahu.

More than 612 volunteers gathered data from the shores of Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii Island during the second event of the 2019 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count, and on Maui with the Great Whale Count by Pacific Whale Foundation.